Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All: ADB Food Security Forum 2016 Discussions and Recommendations

Publication | May 2017

In 2000, 617 million people in Asia and the Pacific were suffering from hunger.

Although the number decreased to 512 million in 2016, food security challenges continue to evolve. A lesson learned from the 2007–2008 food price crisis is that food supply instability and price volatility not only increase the incidence of hunger and malnutrition but also affect social and political insecurity. About 400 farmers, development practitioners, women and youth leaders, and representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society gathered at the Asian Development Bank Food Security Forum 2016 to discuss new approaches to and consolidate advances in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. This report distills the discussions from that forum.


  • Emerging Challenges of Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Mainstreaming the High-Level Technologies for Food Security
  • Connecting Farmers, Agribusiness, and Finance
  • Sustainable Entitlement to Safe and Nutritious Food
  • Conclusion and Way Forward

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • TCS178714
  • 978-92-9257-801-5 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-802-2 (e-ISBN)

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